Fashion Treads

The fashion-defying old boots I wore for warmth self-destructed on my 62nd birthday. Flakes of crumb ...

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No Fat Here

“When your story is ready for rewrite, cut it to the bone. Get rid of every ounce of excess fa ...

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News and Musings

The Day Before Book Bums

For two hours, authors will ask each other three questions from the comfort and safety of the space ...

Two Days to Book Bums

Question #3 from my fellow Book Bum Workshop authors: What are you looking to tackle next year? Answ ...

Three Days to Book Bums

Question #2 from my fellow authors virtually attending this annual workshop: What do you need help w ...

Four Days to Book Bums

Saturday workshop question #1: What have I worked on and/or learned in the past year? A timely move ...

Capital Strings

The fate of a nation and lives on the line Prime Minister Evan Reid “I hold a string that ...

Friday Life Footnotes

“Happy Birthday, Daddy” “Well, hell-OOOH.” I grin at the sound of the steady ...

Hello Again

I’M (ALMOST) BACK! After a 2,100 mile move from my Iowa hometown to Atlantic Canada last summe ...

Spotting Ideas

  Where do you get your ideas? Whether at a workshop I lead, an author panel I’m on, or m ...